Second Edition of DIFC Courts Practice Book Launch

Prior to the release of the Second Edition of DIFC Courts Practice, we are pleased to extend an invitation on behalf of the Editors, Tom Montagu-Smith KC and Rupert Reed KC (Serle Court), and the contributors, to a series of webinars aimed at discussing recent developments in the DIFC courts.

The series will provide a comprehensive review of DIFC law in 2024 that should be as useful to young practitioners as it may be interesting to veterans of the DIFC Courts. Each webinar is presented by the contributor(s) of the relevant chapter in the Second Edition, in conversation with Tom and Rupert.

To participate in the webinar series, please use the Eventbrite links below to register for individual sessions or the entire series.

Webinar 1: DIFC Law and Conflicts – Wednesday, 3 July at 11.00 BST / 14:00 GST
Matthew Watson (3VB)

Webinar 2: Substantive Law – Thursday, 4 July at 9.30 BST / 12.30 GST
Matthew Watson (3VB), James Bickford Smith (Littleton Chambers) & John Eldridge (Serle Court)

Webinar 3: Jurisdiction – Thursday, 11 July at 9.30 BST / 12.30 GST
James Weale (Serle Court)

Webinar 4: Procedure – Thursday, 5 September at 9.30 BST / 12.30 GST
David Holloway (Al Tamimi & Company), Harris Bor (Twenty Essex) and Tom Stewart Coats (XXIV Old Buildings)

Webinar 5: Arbitration – Tuesday, 10 September at 9.30 BST / 12.30 GST
Gregor Hogan (Serle Court)

Webinar 6: DIFC Courts and other Courts in the UAE – Thursday, 12 September at 9.30 BST / 12.30 GST
Timothy Killen (2TG (2 Temple Gardens))

The final session, number 7, will be held as an in-person book launch and panel discussion held at the Ritz Carlton Dubai on 18 September 2024. To express your interest in attending, please email

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